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Scope and topics

"Smart space technologies and services" is very wide-ranging multidisciplinary research, development and application field of rapid growth and expansion. The conference BEC2014 will provide an opportunity to come together and discuss ones recent research work in defined topics of the field at an international forum in Tallinn, Estonia.

Topics of the BEC2014 will include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the following areas:

1. Semiconductor devices and analog electronics.
Wide-band-gap solutions, solar cell and photonics, thermoelectricity (e.g. Seebeck effect, etc.). Nano-, micro-, opto-, and thermoelectric, devices: theory, characterisation, modelling and simulation. Analog, and mixed IC design (e.g. PLLs, converters, regulators, oscillators, etc.). Analog systems, sensor solutions. Low power solution. Energy harvesting.
Chair/cochair: Toomas Rang/Ants Koel

2. Digital and Embedded Systems.
Digital IC design. Simulation and synthesis methods and tools. Logic, behavioral and system level design. Multi- and many-core SoC-s and NoC-s. HW/SW systems, embedded systems. Embedded and real-time software. Embedded systems design, integration and validation. Low power systems. Emerging technologies.
Chair/cochair: Peeter Ellervee/Thomas Hollstein

3. Test, verification and dependability.
Design for testability, defect modelling, test generation, fault simulation, fault diagnosis, built-in self-test, fault tolerance, verification, validation, debug and modern methods of education in the field of design and test of electronic systems. Strict requirements for the delivered dependable services of systems. The requirements to the quality of service, continuous availability, survivability in the advent of failures, confidentiality, intrusion tolerance, etc. Dependability concerning and requiring attributes, such as reliability, availability, safety, and security, as well as human factors.
Chair/cochair: Jaan Raik/Juhan-Peep Ernits

4. Instrumentation, Communication, Signal Processing and RF Solutions.
Data acquisition, sensors, signal and data processing, NDT, SHM and CM applications, system identification, image processing, multimedia; wired and wireless communication, networking, including RF and optical; navigation and positioning, radar, sonar; instrumentation and measurement devices and systems, hardware-, software- and integration aspects.
Chair/cochair: Olev Märtens/Paul Annus

5. Cyberphysical and cognitive systems.
Architectures for merging computation. Cognitive networking. Cognitive aspects of feedback loops (e.g. monitoring and control of physical processes, etc.). Cognitive robotics. Integration, design, and analysis techniques of the dynamic physical processes. Large-scale cyber-physical systems. Big-data and multi-agent systems. Smart sensing. Signals and electronic instruments for measurement and acquisition of biomedical data. Modelling and monitoring of biological objects.
Chair/cochair: Jüri Vain/Kalju Meigas

6. Power Electronics.
Theoretical and practical aspects of implementation of power converters in industry and transportation, modeling, simulation and control of power electronics, distributed power generation, integrated renewable systems, smart grids, hybrid- and full-electric vehicles.
Chair/cochair: Dmitri Vinnikov/Indrek Roasto


Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, TUT, bec@elin.ttu.ee